HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Ottawa Senators
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Schedule for 2013-14 season is released

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-19-2013, 01:45 PM
  #76
Manked
Ooh to be a Gooner
 
Manked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sudbury/Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 19,400
vCash: 500
Obviously Toronto isn't going to get Afternoon games people, think!!!

Manked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:01 PM
  #77
Stylizer1
Stone Cold Stunner
 
Stylizer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,841
vCash: 709
Montreal has 2 afternoon games.

Most of Ottawa's games are against weaker opponents too.

Stylizer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:02 PM
  #78
Manked
Ooh to be a Gooner
 
Manked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sudbury/Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 19,400
vCash: 500
Which makes 100% sense business wise.

I wonder when Ottawa fans will stop trying to look at their team in comparison to the Leafs or Habs, because ****NEWSFLASH**** it won't be happening.

Manked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:14 PM
  #79
BankStreetParade
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,485
vCash: 500
If the goal of the team is to cultivate a family based fan following where young kids are exposed to the team at a young age and grow with the Senators, as well as expose our team to national and international audiences by being front and center on certain time slots, then this is the perfect schedule for us. It wouldn't actually surprise me if the Senators had been requesting afternoon games as part of an overall strategy to grow the brand.

BankStreetParade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:26 PM
  #80
Buck Aki Berg
My pockets hurt
 
Buck Aki Berg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,252
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Classless Manked View Post
Which makes 100% sense business wise.

I wonder when Ottawa fans will stop trying to look at their team in comparison to the Leafs or Habs, because ****NEWSFLASH**** it won't be happening.
Like it or not, Ottawa has the same hockey culture as Montreal and Toronto. And part of that hockey culture is that Saturday night IS hockey. Not Saturday afternoon. And when it's always Ottawa adjusting its schedule to accommodate Toronto's and Montreal's perceived birthright to Saturday night hockey, it's hard not to be a little peeved about it.

Buck Aki Berg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:27 PM
  #81
littleD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Country: Italy
Posts: 5,182
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to littleD
Let's put it to rest before the tired discussion is brought up any more.

Start counting...

Toronto back-to-backs...

October 1-2
October 25-26
October 29-30
November 8-9
November 15-16
November 29-30
December 11-12
December 16-17
January 9-10
January 14-15
January 20-21
March 10-11
March 18-19
March 22-23
March 28-29

Montreal...

October 9-10
October 28-29
November 1-2
November 15-16
November 22-23
November 29-30
December 4-5
December 14-15
December 28-29
January 24-25
February 1-2
February 26-27
March 5-6
March 14-15
March 24-25
April 4-5
April 9-10

littleD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:27 PM
  #82
littleD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Country: Italy
Posts: 5,182
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to littleD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buck Aki Berg View Post
Like it or not, Ottawa has the same hockey culture as Montreal and Toronto. And part of that hockey culture is that Saturday night IS hockey. Not Saturday afternoon. And when it's always Ottawa adjusting its schedule to accommodate Toronto's and Montreal's perceived birthright to Saturday night hockey, it's hard not to be a little peeved about it.
Ottawa has nowhere near the same NHL culture as Toronto or Montreal. Like, not even close.

littleD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:31 PM
  #83
Kezia
Benny
 
Kezia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kingston
Country: Canada
Posts: 24,718
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buck Aki Berg View Post
Like it or not, Ottawa has the same hockey culture as Montreal and Toronto. And part of that hockey culture is that Saturday night IS hockey. Not Saturday afternoon. And when it's always Ottawa adjusting its schedule to accommodate Toronto's and Montreal's perceived birthright to Saturday night hockey, it's hard not to be a little peeved about it.
Actually, Sens have so many afternoon games because Melnyk prefers his deal with Sportsnet. It has nothing to do with other teams.

Kezia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:35 PM
  #84
Buck Aki Berg
My pockets hurt
 
Buck Aki Berg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,252
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny FTW View Post
Actually, Sens have so many afternoon games because Melnyk prefers his deal with Sportsnet. It has nothing to do with other teams.
But didn't the deal with Sportsnet come about as a result from years of shabby treatment from CBC, who was regularly leaving Saturday night Sens games unbroadcast?

Quote:
Originally Posted by littleD View Post
Ottawa has nowhere near the same NHL culture as Toronto or Montreal. Like, not even close.
I said 'hockey culture'. Why are you talking about 'NHL culture'?

Buck Aki Berg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:39 PM
  #85
Kezia
Benny
 
Kezia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kingston
Country: Canada
Posts: 24,718
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buck Aki Berg View Post
But didn't the deal with Sportsnet come about as a result from years of shabby treatment from CBC, who was regularly leaving Saturday night Sens games unbroadcast?
I could be wrong but I thought Sportsnet was simply the better deal for Melnyk. I could see what your saying be true though.

Kezia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 02:41 PM
  #86
Slow Hands
The feels
 
Slow Hands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,140
vCash: 500
******* afternoon games.

Slow Hands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:11 PM
  #87
AlfieAllDay
Registered User
 
AlfieAllDay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,358
vCash: 500
I got no link, but I remember Melnyk saying he's been pushing for afternoon games "because of the kids".

AlfieAllDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:11 PM
  #88
GK
Not Jeeks
 
GK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Peterborough
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,912
vCash: 1000
Probably been posted but I'm kind of happy about road games to start. Get them out of the way.

GK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:16 PM
  #89
Evil Crow
Registered User
 
Evil Crow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 84
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GK View Post
Probably been posted but I'm kind of happy about road games to start. Get them out of the way.
Plus team bonding.

Evil Crow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:16 PM
  #90
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet
 
Do Make Say Think's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 26,832
vCash: 50
So what exactly is the problem with afternoon games?

Do Make Say Think is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:19 PM
  #91
AlfieAllDay
Registered User
 
AlfieAllDay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,358
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadian Guy View Post
So what exactly is the problem with afternoon games?
I'm not a fan of day drunk.

AlfieAllDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:22 PM
  #92
GK
Not Jeeks
 
GK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Peterborough
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,912
vCash: 1000
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbp View Post
Plus team bonding.
Also really good point! Team will be pretty tightly knit right from the beginning, which can only help.

GK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:23 PM
  #93
Senators65
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 13,933
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by GK View Post
Probably been posted but I'm kind of happy about road games to start. Get them out of the way.
I am not that happy too be honest. Considering our road record was 10-11-3 last season compared to our home record which was 15-6-3.

Senators65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:26 PM
  #94
Senators Growing
Next year again...
 
Senators Growing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cumberland
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,666
vCash: 800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadian Guy View Post
So what exactly is the problem with afternoon games?
Players are used to early evening starts, breaks their routine to play in the afternoon. We haven't done well in afternoon games either, remember we lost to the Jets backup in one recently.

Senators Growing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:32 PM
  #95
AlfieAllDay
Registered User
 
AlfieAllDay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Whitby, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,358
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SensFanDan View Post
Players are used to early evening starts, breaks their routine to play in the afternoon. We haven't done well in afternoon games either, remember we lost to the Jets backup in one recently.
Just like every other team. The more we have these games, we might find some consistency.

AlfieAllDay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:32 PM
  #96
VortexDr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 147
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smeddy View Post
Start times for our first six games:

7:00 PM ET
7:00 PM ET
10:30 PM ET
10:00 PM ET
8:00 PM ET
10:00 PM ET
10 pm starts...wtf is this ****

VortexDr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:34 PM
  #97
Deku Scrub
____________________
 
Deku Scrub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,852
vCash: 2400
Quote:
Originally Posted by VortexDr View Post
10 pm starts...wtf is this ****
It's called time zones...
Those games are on the road. The 10pm games are out in the West.

Deku Scrub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:44 PM
  #98
Smeddy
Intangibles
 
Smeddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kanata
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,363
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GK View Post
Probably been posted but I'm kind of happy about road games to start. Get them out of the way.
I guess it's not a huge deal for fans who live out of town, but personally Im dying to go see a game. Sucks that there isn't a home game til the 17th.

It also sucks we open the season with so many late night starts in the west, I'm ok with the time but I know most people won't stay up to watch the games. ****** way to start the season.

Smeddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:47 PM
  #99
Senators65
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 13,933
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smeddy View Post
I guess it's not a huge deal for fans who live out of town, but personally Im dying to go see a game. Sucks that there isn't a home game til the 17th.

It also sucks we open the season with so many late night starts in the west, I'm ok with the time but I know most people won't stay up to watch the games. ****** way to start the season.
It could be worse. You could be a rangers fan who has to wait until the end of october to see a home game. They have a 9 game road trip.

Senators65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-19-2013, 03:48 PM
  #100
Smeddy
Intangibles
 
Smeddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kanata
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,363
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sens4Ever22 View Post
It could be worse. You could be a rangers fan who has to wait until the end of october to see a home game. They have a 9 game road trip.
I know that's ridiculous

If they were gonna start any team with a nine game road trip you would think it would be Calgary...

Smeddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.